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Hochtor - via Hesshütte and Josefinensteig

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The Josefinensteig runs west of the Hesshütte through a mountain pine belt and a scree pass. Ascent via the partially secured south-east ridge. Sure-footedness and mountain experience are absolutely necessary!
The Hochtor is the highest point of the Gesaeuse mountains and conquering this majesty is the goal of many mountaineers. However, one should be absolutely sure-footed and free from giddiness and also be in good physical condition.

RECOMMENDATION: with mountain guide

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Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

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The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
13,3 km
Route
8:00 h
Duration
1495 hm
Ascent
1495 hm
Descent
2362 m
Highest point
868 m
Lowest point

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Gesäusebundesstraße B 146 junction Johnsbach, 7 km country road to Johnsbach until GH Kölblwirt
we start the tour at the Kölblwirt and hike past the waterfall up to the Koderalm and over the Stadlalm up to the Heßhütte. The best thing now is to rely on our mountain guide, who will guide us safely over the Josefinensteig, which is only secured with ropes in particularly difficult places, up to the highest peak of the Gesaeuse mountains at 2,369 m. The view makes us forget the sweaty ascent. For the descent we choose the path over the "snow hole", here too, surefootedness is required and in some places it is said: No stumbling! Slowly we dive back into the high forest and at the Untere Koderalm we meet again on trail nr. 601, our ascent path. From here it is only a pleasant mountain walk until we finally arrive at the Kölblwirt in the restaurant garden.
possibly stay overnight in the Hess hut and start freshly rested in the morning
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What the weather will be like

Admont (635m)

Morning
14°C
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Noon
24°C
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Night
23°C
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Some clouds in the morning, lateron much sunshine and hardly any clouds
Morning
16°C
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Noon
27°C
0%
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Night
24°C
10%
5 km/h
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
04.07.2022
14°C 28°C
05.07.2022
14°C 24°C
06.07.2022
13°C 25°C

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